Wendy Simmons won’t stop travelling until she visits every country in the world! Despite her hatred for packing, she’s managed to explore more than eighty-five so far—including territories and colonies—and chronicles her adventures on her blog, wendysimmons.com and on Huffington Post.
Her first book, “My Holiday in North Korea; The Funniest Worst Place on Earth” was published May 3, 2016 by RosettaBooks. Her writing has also been published on Travel & Leisure, PopSugar, Mogul, MSN, Yahoo, and other outlets.
She is an award-winning photographer whose work has been the subject of solo and group shows in the U.S. and has been regularly featured in media outlets worldwide.
Wendy is president of Vendeloo, a New York City-based management consultancy focused on growing revenue and solving strategic business challenges for both emerging and well-established companies, with a specialty in branding, marketing and public relations.
She has also owned a bar in Manhattan, worked for a lobbying firm on Capitol Hill, written a Japanese-language phrase book, and taught reading and math to the “smart kids” at a private school.
Wendy graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science and focus on Asian Studies and Japanese. Though her Japanese is now terrible, Wendy’s Pig Latin is flourishing.
Wendy practices Muay Thai daily and lives in Brooklyn in a converted 1800s schoolhouse that she can’t stop renovating.
Wendy can be reached via email at email@example.com.
To date, Wendy has traveled to the following countries, territories, colonies, and dependencies. Those marked with an asterisk, she has traveled to two or more times:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands*
Chile (incl. Easter Island)
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Republic of
Ecuador and The Galapagos
England (United Kingdom)*
Hong Kong (China)*
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Scotland (United Kingdom)
United Arab Emirates
Virgin Islands, British*
Virgin Islands, US*
*Stopovers in Ghana, Guinea, Liberia